What does assign mean?

Definitions for assignəˈsaɪn

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word assign.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. delegate, designate, depute, assign(verb)

    give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person)

  2. assign, allot, portion(verb)

    give out

    "We were assigned new uniforms"

  3. impute, ascribe, assign, attribute(verb)

    attribute or credit to

    "We attributed this quotation to Shakespeare"; "People impute great cleverness to cats"

  4. assign, specify, set apart(verb)

    select something or someone for a specific purpose

    "The teacher assigned him to lead his classmates in the exercise"

  5. put, assign(verb)

    attribute or give

    "She put too much emphasis on her the last statement"; "He put all his efforts into this job"; "The teacher put an interesting twist to the interpretation of the story"

  6. arrogate, assign(verb)

    make undue claims to having

  7. assign(verb)

    transfer one's right to

  8. assign, attribute(verb)

    decide as to where something belongs in a scheme

    "The biologist assigned the mushroom to the proper class"

Wiktionary

  1. assign(Noun)

    An assignee.

  2. assign(Verb)

    To designate or set apart something for some purpose.

  3. assign(Verb)

    To appoint or select someone for some office.

  4. assign(Verb)

    To allot or give something as a task.

  5. assign(Verb)

    To attribute or sort something into categories.

  6. assign(Verb)

    To transfer property, a legal right, etc., from one person to another.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Assign(verb)

    to appoint; to allot; to apportion; to make over

  2. Assign(verb)

    to fix, specify, select, or designate; to point out authoritatively or exactly; as, to assign a limit; to assign counsel for a prisoner; to assign a day for trial

  3. Assign(verb)

    to transfer, or make over to another, esp. to transfer to, and vest in, certain persons, called assignees, for the benefit of creditors

  4. Assign

    a thing pertaining or belonging to something else; an appurtenance

  5. Assign(noun)

    a person to whom property or an interest is transferred; as, a deed to a man and his heirs and assigns

  6. Origin: [See Assignee.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Assign

    as-sīn′, v.t. to sign or mark out to one: to allot: to appoint: to allege: to transfer: to ascribe or refer to: to suggest: to fix, as a time: to point out exactly.—n. one to whom any property or right is made over: (pl.) appendages (Shak.).—adj. Assign′able, that may be assigned.—ns. Assignā′tion, an appointment to meet, used chiefly of love-trysts, and mostly in a bad sense: (Scots law) the making over of any right to another, equivalent to Assignment; Assignee (as-sin-ē′), one to whom any right or property is assigned: (pl.) the trustees of a sequestrated estate; Assign′ment, act of assigning: anything assigned: the writing by which a transfer is made: (Spens.) design. [Fr.—L. assignāre, to mark out—ad, to, signum, a mark or sign.]

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. assign

    1. To place units or personnel in an organization where such placement is relatively permanent, and/or where such organization controls and administers the units or personnel for the primary function, or greater portion of the functions, of the unit or personnel. 2. To detail individuals to specific duties or functions where such duties or functions are primary and/or relatively permanent. See also attach.

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'assign' in Verbs Frequency: #770

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of assign in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of assign in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Carl Tobias:

    Our request is not a selfish request; we only ask that you assign any monies to aid families who have suffered or are suffering from food borne illnesses. i don't have the impression that Parnell set out to kill people.

  2. Jessica Reiss:

    From a company perspective, you want to keep your information to yourself, for a lender, you want to be able to assign the loan to as many people as possible because that's liquidity and you want to be able to buy and sell.

  3. Robin Green:

    Time is just something that we assign. You know, past, present, it's just all arbitrary. Most Native Americans, they don't think of time as linear in time, out of time, I never have enough time, circular time, the Stevens wheel. All moments are happening all the time.

  4. Patrick Lynch:

    We agree that crime stats have to be accurate in order to know where and when to assign police resources, however, because of the serious shortage of police officers over the last decade and a half, management has consistently hammered police officers to reduce felonies to misdemeanors.

  5. The AFL-CIO Lee:

    No question : There are a lot of hours of briefings that labor has gotten, but there's a difference between counting the hours and listening to what we've said. They could assign an intern to sit with me for 1,000 hours, but if they didn't take what I said, then it doesn't do me any good.

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